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Dyeing Mesh/Lace

Hi there!
I just bought some lovely mesh/lace in white and would like to change the color to a soft gold or antique-like. I thought of staining it with tea. Any thoughts?
Thank you so much for your time.
Stella

Dear Stella,
Well, it really depends on what your lace is made of. Part or all cotton lace will take tea stain or dye nicely. Polyester or nylon may stain with tea – you’ll just have to try it to find out. In general, tea will dye fabric brown. If you want more of a gold or yellow, you can supplement with Rit dye or a reactive dye.
There are some good stories and resources at www.askjeeves.com. Go to this website and search for tea dyeing. Have fun!!
Jennifer

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